Can you go off grid with your solar system?

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Unlike Grid-Tied Solar Systems, Off-Grid systems produce electricity and store it into a battery bank. Solar Panels are used to keep the battery banks charged so that when your home needs power, it pulls from the stored energy in the batteries. You want to make sure that your Off-Grid Solar System is sized properly. You can design these systems to offset 100% of your energy needs or just a portion of it for critical loads in case of a power outage.